“‘By keeping a collection of books that embrace a wide variety of literary genre, we also usually find boys are more willing to read,’ Daffin said. ‘Limit their choices too much via the traditional choices, and most boys look at reading as a chore.'” – Montgomery (AL) Advertiser, via Rochelle at LISNews.
The TeleRead take: Exactly what David Moynihan and I have been saying for eons. E-books can play an important role by making it cheaper to expand collections to accommodate boys’ taste. Plus, they enjoy the gadgetry involved. Doc Savage, anyone? Related: David’s defense of PDF and comments on the Nokia 770. OK. So his PDFs are leaner than most. But we’re talking about typical real-world practices.